JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested a man caught on camera impersonating a police officer and motioning for the victim to pull over.
Authorities say 50-year-old Michael Nelson flashed a fake badge Tuesday in an attempt to pull someone over.
Deputies posted a video Wednesday recorded from the victim's vehicle when Nelson was impersonating an officer.
Help us identify this police impersonator! On Jan 7, 2019, at 8 a.m. a male suspect flashed a fake badge & motioned for this victim to pull over. Suspect is a white male, brown hair, between 5’8” and 5’9” tall, drives a full size silver truck. Call our tip-line at 303-271-5612. pic.twitter.com/2Q1vyDYwKv— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) January 8, 2020
JCSO said Nelson was charged with impersonating a peace officer and false imprisonment.
If you're in a situation where you are questioning a traffic stop, the Sheriff's Office said you can contact 911 and they can help figure out whether it is legitimate.